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WHS, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. As the open-access shelter in the nation’s capital, no call for help goes unanswered, and no animal is ever turned away. The Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to more than 51,000 animals annually through its broad range of programs and services including:

  • Adoptions
  • Animal Care and Control
  • Training and Behavior
  • CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program)
  • Foster Care
  • Lost or Found Pets
  • Humane Education
  • Humane Law Enforcement
  • Spay/Neuter 

To view program information, click links to the left.